The Soc Trang Lottery Company donates an ambulance to a local hospital (Source: thst.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on December 29 hosted a ceremony to honour 37 units and 11 individuals for their outstanding contributions to local social welfare activities in 2017.

In the year, nearly 262 billion VND (11.5 million USD) was subscribed the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s chapters at all levels for local social security programmes.

The money was used to build about 800 houses and repair 350 others for poor people and social policy beneficiaries, and construct dozens of social works.

The same day, the obstetric and pediatric hospital of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang received an ambulance worth 1.5 billion VND (66,000 USD) donated by the Soc Trang Lottery Company. This is the 13th ambulance the company has donated to local hospitals.

In 2017, the company funded the building of 167 houses, worth up to 5 billion VND (220,000 USD) for local poor households and policy beneficiaries.

The association of the Soc Trang Elderly Association in collaboration with the Soc Trang fellow-country people in Ho Chi Minh City presented 250 gift packages to local disadvantaged elderly people on the occasion of upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The latter also gave Tet gifts to poor households and needy children in Thuan Hoa commune, Chau Thanh district, Soc Trang province.-VNA